Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Misc photos from trips I never posted

United Airlines supporting the olympics

Chicago O'hare United Club

O'hare terminal

A319 in Philadelphia

View of the wing in Philadelphia

Somewhere over Illinois

Coming into Chicago

JetBlue at Long Beach

KLM 744 at SFO

JetBlue at Oakland

Leaving Oakland

Virgin Atlantic 744 used for research or something at Long Beach

parked at Long Beach

from an A320 at Orange County

Taking off to the North, unusual for Orange County

New United Club in Terminal C

My 737-800 in Houston

view from an E175 at Orange County

coming into San Francisco

premium seat on Alaska E175

Alaska E175 at San Jose

View from the SJC Club at San Jose

British Airways 787-900 at San Jose

view from E175 at San Jose

just behind first class on E175, tons of legroom

FedEx 767-300F leaving San Jose

sunset over California

Friday, March 16, 2018

Atlanta via Denver on United Airlines

I attended a conference in Atlanta and flew on United Airlines from Orange County through Denver both ways. I left around lunch time on a 737-800. I had a seat in the exit row and thankfully had the middle seat open. It was amazing. I can't remember the last time the seat next to me was open. 

View from the exit row at John Wayne Airport

Somewhere over Nevada or Utah

I had a quick one hour layover in Denver, so I didn't have time to do much beside get some coffee and food at Starbucks. My flight from Denver to Atlanta was on a CRJ-700 and left out of the Express gates.

The seat next to me was open once again and I not only had a ton of legroom in the bulkhead seat of  coach, but no one next to me. It was an amazing 5 hours across the country.

View of ERJ145 from my CRJ-700

I landed around 11p in Atlanta and was able to get the MARTA to Peachtree Center soon after. It only takes about 20 minutes. I stayed at the Westin Peachtree Center, which was the tallest hotel in the world when it opened in 1977.

My view from the 35th floor

My conference started in the afternoon and I was able to get to the King Center in the morning before everything started.

One of the nights I had dinner with colleagues at Nikolai's Roof, which is located on the top floor of the Hilton Atlanta, about 4 blocks from the Westin.

View from the top of the Hilton, Nikolai's Roof

My conference was located at the Georgia Congress Center right next to the Omni and the CNN Center.

walking through Centennial Park

view from the United Club at ATL

I did not luck out on my return flights with open seats next to me. It's probably because I flew on a Friday afternoon.

view from my ERJ-170

Parked at the gate in Denver

view from the East United Club in Denver
I flew a 737-800 on the way back to Orange County. It was a super bumpy flight and about half the time the flight attendants weren't allowed out of their seats.